This surgery removes a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck and replaces it with a bone graft. This can relieve painful pressure on spinal nerves.
In preparation for the procedure, you are positioned on your back. You are anesthetized. The surgeon creates a small incision in the front of your neck. The structures within your neck are gently moved aside to create a path to your spine. The surgeon carefully removes the damaged disc. This leaves a space between the vertebrae.
The surgeon inserts a bone graft into this space. The graft fills the open space. It holds the vertebrae in the proper position. The surgeon may secure the graft with a metal plate and screws.
End of Procedure
When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. As your spine heals, new bone will grow. The graft will become permanently attached to the vertebrae. This is called a “fusion.”
At LA Health Solutions, we pride ourselves on our multi-disciplinary facility that offers a variety of comprehensive services including interventional pain management, physical therapy and chiropractic work. Many problems that we see in our patients can be treated with the right mix of non-surgical approaches, you do not have to have surgery first to see results. Call us today and schedule an appointment 844-496-LAHS (5247)7)